PREMIERS HAWTHORN ARE THROUGH TO THE A-F-L GRAND FINAL AFTER A THRILLING FIVE-POINT WIN OVER GEELONG AT THE MCG.

 THE HAWKS FOUGHT BACK FROM 20 POINTS DOWN AT THREE-QUARTER TIME TO WIN 14.18 (102) TO 15.7 (97).

 GEELONG'S TRAVIS VARCOE HAD A CHANCE TO LEVEL THE SCORES WITH 30 SECONDS LEFT BUT HIS 30-METRE SHOT FADED JUST OFF TARGET.

 THE VICTORY ENDS THE HAWKS 11-GAME LOSING STREAK AGAINST THE CATS AND FINALLY BREAKS THE "KENNETT CURSE"

 HAWKS COACH ALLISTAR CLARKSON HAS CONFIRMED BRENDAN WHITECROSS LOOKS SET TO MISS THE DECIDER WITH A KNEE INJURY.

 

 

IN THE N-R-L, MANLY WILL PLAY SOUTH SYDNEY IN A PRELIMINARY FINAL NEXT WEEKEND.

 THE SEA EAGLES ELIMINATED CRONULLA LAST NIGHT WITH A 24-18 VICTORY AT THE SYDNEY FOOTBALL STADIUM.

 DALY CHERRY-EVANS STARRED FOR MANLY SCORING ONE TRY AND SETTING UP TWO OTHERS

 SHARKS SKIPPER PAUL GALLEN APPEARED TO HAVE TIED THE SCORES IN THE 75TH MINUTE AFTER HE CRASHED THROUGH FIVE DEFENDERS TO TOUCH DOWN.

 BUT REPLAYS SHOWED JOHN MORRIS HAD IMPEDED MATT BALLIN AT THE PLAY-THE-BALL

 MANLY CENTRE JAMIE LYON IS IN DOUBT FOR THE GRAND FINAL QUALIFIER WITH A LEG INJURY.

 

 

THE WALLABIES WILL ASSEMBLE IN SYDNEY TODAY FOR THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA AND ARGENTINA WITHOUT KEY PLAYMAKER JAMES O'CONNOR.

 O'CONNOR HAS BEEN STOOD DOWN INDEFINITELY FOR REPEATED OFF-FIELD INDISCRETIONS.

 WALLABIES COACH EWEN MCKENZIE SAYS THE ARU IS INVESTIGATING THE LATEST INCIDENT.

GBY CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA AND ARGENTINA WITHOUT KEY PLAYMAKER JAMES O'CONNOR.

 O'CONNOR HAS BEEN STOOD DOWN INDEFINITELY FOR REPEATED OFF-FIELD INDISCRETIONS.

 WALLABIES COACH EWEN MCKENZIE SAYS THE ARU IS INVESTIGATING THE LATEST INCIDENT.

 WARATAHS WINGER PETER BETHAM WILL REPLACE O'CONNOR IN AUSTRA

 WARATAHS WINGER PETER BETHAM WILL REPLACE O'CONNOR IN AUSTRALIA'S 28-MAN SQUAD.

 

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